The Palette of Narmer is ubiquitous when it comes to Art History 101 classes and textbooks and in my opinion, rightfully so! This particular piece allows the unamused math major in the back of the class at the very least a look into the history and sculpting ability the Egyptians had established as early as the 1st Dynasty. 450 more words
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Foreign archaeological missions resume excavating Upper Egypt after 13-year ban – this is wonderful news! I dream of some day attending a dig in Egypt…some day. 56 more words
Sixty-eight years ago a Bedouin villager named Mohammed Ali discovered something that would impact human beings for generations to come.
In the introduction to Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, Living Buddha, Living Christ, it reads: “He was digging for bird-lime fertilizer under a cliff near the town of Nag Hammadi, in Upper Egypt, when he struck something underground. 308 more words